Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.
Henrico 4-H Apple, Peanut, & Honey Fundraiser
The Henrico 4-H Apple, Peanut, & Honey Fundraiser is going on now! All products are from Virginia producers. Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs. Read more…
Henrico Master Gardener Open House
Do you have questions about the Master Gardener program in Henrico County? Thinking of volunteering with us but want to know what the training is like first? Want to meet some “veteran” Master Gardeners and ask about first-hand experience? Join the Henrico County Master Gardeners at our Open House on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Libbie Mill Library from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Don’t forget to pick up your application while you’re there!
Fall Horticulture Programs
Winterizing Your Lawn
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 7:00 to 8:30pm | Varina Library
Learn what you can do now to prepare your lawn for the winter. Topics covered include overseeding a lawn, proper fertilization, control of winter weeds, and planning for the spring.
Choosing the Right Tree
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:00 to 8:30pm | Twin Hickory Library
Putting the “right tree in the right place for the right reason” optimizes tree health and longevity. Learn about tree species common to Virginia and their specific cultural needs as this information is critical to the selection process and ultimate success of your landscape.
Caring for an Older Tree
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 7:00 to 8:30pm | Varina Library
As trees age, their ability to respond to stress is greatly decreased. Mature trees have heavier demands on their energy than do young trees. Learn how to maintain a stable environment around a mature tree – an absolute necessity for keeping healthy trees healthy!
Programs are free, but registration is required. Please call (804) 501-5160 to register.
VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module
As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.